Umpiring with Vipers

At Vipers we aim to:
  • Support and encourage our umpires of all levels to become the best they can be
  • Mentor our junior umpires to ensure confidence and longevity
  • Provide guidance to pathways for badging, including beginner umpiring & Netball Queensland/National Badges


Contact & Additional Information:
Our 2022 umpiring convenor is Litia Ford: umpiring@vipersnetball.com.au 


Umpire Badging:

Experienced umpires may wish to request to be tested for Junior & Netball Queensland National Badges . For more information, please email our umpiring convenor.

Fixture Allocations:

You will be notified of your allocated games/times prior to the relevant fixture round via email. Please make sure you note the email address as a safe sender or check your Junk box each week. 

We will ensure you are not allocated a level that you are not capable of. This is a requirement of DPNA in respect of allocations of umpires to certain standards of games.  For this reason, you may find that some umpires are allocated more games than others. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact our umpiring convenor. 

Guidelines for Umpires:

It is expected that umpires are correctly attired each week in Vipers playing uniform, have a whistle, rule book and water bottle. Alternatively, a white t-shirt and skirt is also acceptable.

If you know in advance of any particular dates you will not be available to umpire please email Mariette in advance.

Under no circumstances is anyone to swap games with another umpire - refer to Convenor in the first instance.

On Game day:

Each week you need to sign on at the DPNA desk for your game no less than 20 mins prior to the game starting. You can sign on sooner if you wish (especially if you are playing in the previous round).  You need to make sure you note down the date, time and court number you are umpiring.  DPNA does not keep individual names on their roster, only that a Vipers umpire is allocated to that game. DPNA may at their discretion swap you on to another game for operational requirements.  

Arrive at your allocated game no later than 15 mins prior to commencement of the game (or as soon as possible after the completion of your game)

Too sick to umpire?

If you are sick and unable to umpire you must contact the Umpire Convenor by text ASAP so an alternative umpire can be found.  If we do not supply an umpire for a game the club is fined by DNPA.  

Umpire Payments:

National B Badge $25/game
National C Badge $20/game
Unbadged $20/game
Carnivals $100/carnival

Umpiring for Other Clubs:

All queries must come via the Umpire Convenor.  If an umpire is approached directly from another club please refer them to the Umpire Convenor in the first instance.
There may be instances that we may involve umpires from other clubs to umpire our games and conversely other clubs may contact us for umpires.  If you umpire for another club it is important that you are representing not only Vipers but also the other club.  A professional presentation and attitude is expected. 
In most instances you will be paid in cash on the day by the other club involved.  The Umpire Convenor will facilitate.

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